Dispelling Fears Around Workplace Accommodations



Join us for our lunch event on Tuesday, September 17th, around the topic of Assistive Technology Support Through Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS). Vienna Hoang, the Assistive Technology Counselor Specialist for IVRS, will provide information and dispel the fears surrounding accommodations and hiring persons with disabilities.



During this event, participants will...

  1. learn about cost effective assistive technologies used to overcome various disabilities to employment
  2. learn about cost effective ways to accommodate employees with or without disabilities through universal design concepts
  3. learn about new and improved formats for employment applications to screen for applicants' abilities
  4. have an opportunity to ask AT specialist questions


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***This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit through SHRM and HRCI***


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

11:45 AM to 1:00 PM | Doors open at 11:00 AM

* Workforce Readiness speakers begin at 11:45 AM (Safer Foundation, Sue Davison & Angela Richardson; Illinois Local Veteran Representative, Mark Gastmann; IVRS Rehabilitation Counselor, Joelle McDermott)

* Main speaker begins promptly at 12:00 PM



Lunch Options: 
~Chicken: Paneed Chicken with Sauteed Spinach, Prosciutto and Swiss Cheese Cream, Served with Rice Pilaf and a Medley of Fresh Vegetables
~Vegetable Pave: Thinly sliced layers of carrot, zucchini, mushrooms, yellow squash, and peppers cooked in lemon grass broth perched atop saffron rice.
$15 for GRHRA Members | $30 for GUESTS

(RSVP prior to end of day September 11 to avoid paying a $5.00 late fee)


​Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, IA


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Vienna Hoang:

Vienna Hoang is the Assistive Technology Counselor Specialist for Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services/IVRS. She was formerly a counselor for IVRS and an Employment Coordinator for House of Mercy where she ran the employment program for women with dual diagnoses. Vienna studied mechanical engineering, psychology, journalism and mass communication and received her BS degrees from the University of Iowa. She received her Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University. She received her Doctorate of Education from Northwestern University. She has been serving Iowans with disabilities for almost 30 years. She has been the recipient of the Bill Donahue Job Placement Award. In her current role, she provides supports to counselors, CRPs, partnering agencies, employers and job seekers with disabilities in regards to the different technology available to support them in overcoming barriers to all kinds of disabilities.





11:00AM - 1:00PM Tue 17 Sep 2019 ( Timezone: Central )


Rhythm City Casino
7077 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807 USA

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Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Ann Jackson
  Lynco Products
Beverly Curtis
Kathryn Middleton
Matt Rednour
Mia Mayberry
  Pappas O'Connor P.C.
Stacey Cary
Hilary Spengler
Margaret Davis
Leonna Ellis
Cheryl Riley-Hayles
Tally Curry
Christine Henry
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Patti Kenyon
Paige Eggers
Erin Hankins
  Robert Half
Kayla Wendt
  Quad City International Airport
Lauri Graham
  Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp
Tyler Roberson
Sondra Meyers
  Katun Corporation
Kristal Schriner
Theresa Felger
Matthew De Bisschop
  Ascentra Credit Union
Haley Resewehr
  Ascentra Credit Union
Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants
Alexandra McLeran
  Total Solutions, Inc.
Lindsay Adolphs
Raya Nachreiner
Hannah Reschke
  Quad City International Airport
Lena Holland
Heidi Schultz
  Rock Island Arsenal
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